FRA fights for veterans of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard!

There is no law protecting your benefits and FRA worked diligently to prevent implementation of drastic health care fee hikes proposed by DoD for 2007 and annual enrollment fees for Priority Groups 7 and 8 veterans in the VA health care system.

FRA continues to:

• Fight for adequate funding for DoD and VA health care

• Work to ensure a seamless transition for active duty service members to veteran status

• Improve education benefits for veterans by fi ghting for a “Total Force” Montgomery GI Bill

• Expand concurrent receipt for disabled military retirees and many other pay and benefit enhancements addressed in FRA’s extensive legislative agenda.

Center for Women Veterans

Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris recently spoke at FRA's National Convention. Her presentation on the Center for Women Veterans is found here for your reference.

You Need FRA’s Voice!

FRA’s National Veteran Service Officer recently helped a Navy veteran cut through the red tape of a service connected disability compensation appeal, which had gone on more than 25 years. With FRA’s help, the veteran had his 100% rating restored, resulting in back compensation of more than $40,000!

When you have a VA related issue — or any concerns about legislation, our expert staff is ready to serve you.

Voluneer with the VAVS

We are constantly asked to give our time, our money or a combination of both to one cause or another, but what do we get in return? The rewards of helping someone less fortunate can be endless, including the smiles and gratitude received. Volunteer with the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) and reap the rewards! Please click here for a list of VA medical facilities containing contact information and see if FRA is represented on the advisory committees (highlighted).

Chris Slawinski, FRA's National Veterans Service Officer, is FRA’s representative for the National Advisory Committee. If you are interested in volunteering locally and have any questions, Chris can be reached at 800-FRA-1924 ext. 115 or e-mail

VA Facilities Locator

If you are looking for a VA facility, please follow this link to a VA locator website.

Related Files
White House Business Council Guide to Hiring Veterans 2-15-2012 (Adobe PDF File)
VA Medical Facilities (Adobe PDF File)
Center For Women Veterans PowerPoint